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Visiting Obidos, Coimbra, Viseu, & Lisbon

My brother posing next to a door in the city

For the last three weeks Alex (my brother) and his girlfriend (at the time) have been visiting from South Korea. I haven’t seen my brother for nearly a year so it was great to catch up! They spent a couple of weeks touring parts of England and spending time with family and friends and then […]


Laura’s leaving Portugal: Adeus, adeus!

An aeroplane on the runway at Porto Airport

Well, I’m off! Ka-put! Off I go! I’ve spent the last three weeks freeloading off my parents and now it is time to go back to England and to pretending to be an adult (ha!). One of our neighbours, Gonçalo, knew that I was leaving and gave me a farewell gift: Mmm! They’re meringue cakes […]


The Ice Palace

Looking at the water fountain in the Palacio do Gelo/Ice Palace shopping centre

Today Mum and I went to a shopping centre called the ‘Palácio do Gelo’ in Viseu, which translates into the ‘Ice Palace’ ( It’s well worth the visit if you’re in Central Portugal. The centre is a 6 or 7 floor (I couldn’t work it out) shopping mall that has ground floor Olympic-sized swimming pool, […]